U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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poynorch
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby poynorch » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:46 pm

I guess I'm a third class citizen then. Curious about Iowa's notification methods. I know that most, if not all, acceptances are e-mailed. I assume that rejections are snail mailed. What about waitlist?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:50 pm

I got waitlisted through snail mail. Letter was dated March 19.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby poynorch » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:01 pm

darknightbegins wrote:I got waitlisted through snail mail. Letter was dated March 19.


Hoping I got WL in that same batch. Snail mail takes four-five days from IC to Florida. Thanks for the info!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Whitters » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:21 pm

To those of you on the waitlist: did your ISIS status checker change?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:52 pm

Whitters wrote:To those of you on the waitlist: did your ISIS status checker change?


No clue, Iowa wasn't one of the schools I was checking my ISIS status on. To be honest I just threw an application at them because of their rank, certainly not the best reason. I am in New Mexico so letters from Iowa shouldn't take much longer to get to Florida people than out in New Mexico.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby gatorlion » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:04 pm

Whitters wrote:To those of you on the waitlist: did your ISIS status checker change?


No it did not. My status still reads "in progress." I was WLed today via snail mail (dated 3/19). I'm on the West Coast.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:21 pm

So happy I applied early, and applied at all! I'm starting to really love Iowa! Thanks for the info nyskidude!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby meyer » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:36 pm

Got a letter today from Iowa saying that I'm on the WL. I have a 3.9/166 but didn't submit my app until mid-January.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:32 pm

meyer wrote:Got a letter today from Iowa saying that I'm on the WL. I have a 3.9/166 but didn't submit my app until mid-January.


Holy smokes. How can they waitlist someone with those numbers?

This is going to be a looong cycle for me.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:52 pm

robin600 wrote:So happy I applied early, and applied at all! I'm starting to really love Iowa! Thanks for the info nyskidude!

Oh yeah, I hear ya.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby jaskat » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:23 am

Jerome wrote:
robin600 wrote:So happy I applied early, and applied at all! I'm starting to really love Iowa! Thanks for the info nyskidude!

Oh yeah, I hear ya.


+1
On a related note, I just paid my deposit!!!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nyskidude » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:48 am

JCougar wrote:
meyer wrote:Got a letter today from Iowa saying that I'm on the WL. I have a 3.9/166 but didn't submit my app until mid-January.


Holy smokes. How can they waitlist someone with those numbers?

This is going to be a looong cycle for me.


Read my posts on the previous page, J. Dean Byrd actually talked to me quite a bit about this situation on my visit last week, and I posted what he told me on page 35.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby poynorch » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:48 am

Does the ISIS status change from "In Progress" for those who get rejected? Just trying to figure out my Waitlist/Reject status before the letter comes :(

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:06 am

nyskidude wrote:
JCougar wrote:
meyer wrote:Got a letter today from Iowa saying that I'm on the WL. I have a 3.9/166 but didn't submit my app until mid-January.


Holy smokes. How can they waitlist someone with those numbers?

This is going to be a looong cycle for me.


Read my posts on the previous page, J. Dean Byrd actually talked to me quite a bit about this situation on my visit last week, and I posted what he told me on page 35.


But where are all these superstar applicants coming from? The number of applicants this cycle has risen by only 4% or so, and every school seems to think they're going to have a record number of superstar applicants. Yet there's only a finite number of applicans with certain LSAT scores and GPAs. UF is waitlisting people that would be auto-admits, Illinois says they they are going to have their best class ever, Wisconsin thinks they are going to raise their medians by at least a point, if not two, etc. Basically everywhere I've applied thinks they are about to have the best class ever.

Applications have risen by over 7%, faster than the number of applicants, and the increase has mainly been at the top schools. I think top applicants are casting a wider net this year to make sure they get in somewhere good, but we could start to see many withdrawls around seat deposit day as these people narrow down their list of possibilities.

Maybe I'm totally wrong, but there has to be a reason why there are so many more highly qualified applicants this cycle when there hasn't been a very large increase in applicants.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:17 am

JCougar wrote:Applications have risen by over 7%, faster than the number of applicants, and the increase has mainly been at the top schools. I think top applicants are casting a wider net this year to make sure they get in somewhere good, but we could start to see many withdrawls around seat deposit day as these people narrow down their list of possibilities.

Maybe I'm totally wrong, but there has to be a reason why there are so many more highly qualified applicants this cycle when there hasn't been a very large increase in applicants.


I think you're right that we'll see a lot of movement off WL's in April and May. Tons of students are getting accepted (and getting $) to schools that they wont attend, and given the large pool of applicants, I imagine that there will be tons of movement. Just a suspicion though.

There are likely more applicants, and many more qualified/"superstar" applicants than in years past because the economy has forced otherwise highly employable people towards grad school, especially law school. Where they may have once had a job (as a friend of mine did) working for Goldman or some other large firm, those jobs have disappeared. Now more people are making the LS investment.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby poynorch » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:19 pm

Talked to Iowa today. They have not ranked their waitlist yet, and may not. That's disconcerting for those who need to make a decision.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:12 pm

Sent letter to Iowa asking them to reconsider me for merit/need-based aid - nope. If I get into Wisconsin off the WL, I'm out at Iowa.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby extempore88 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:24 pm

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nyskidude » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:07 am

extempore88 wrote:Withdrew this afternoon. Stats are in my profile. Best of luck to y'all!


Could you e-mail them back and ask them to send me that money? Would really love it, especially since Wisconsin just e-mailed me and said that an UPDATED scholarship would be sent later this week...

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby narkizopoint » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:20 am

So Iowa did away with partial scholarships this year or what??

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nyskidude » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:25 am

narkizopoint wrote:So Iowa did away with partial scholarships this year or what??


I don't think so. I think it will just be until April or even June that we hear about these partial scholarships because of the over-awarded full schollies that are inevitably going to be turned down.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby narkizopoint » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:26 am

ahhhhh...soothing optimism. Thanx. :D

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Jerome
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:31 am

nyskidude wrote:
narkizopoint wrote:So Iowa did away with partial scholarships this year or what??


I don't think so. I think it will just be until April or even June that we hear about these partial scholarships because of the over-awarded full schollies that are inevitably going to be turned down.

That was my guess, too.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Whitters » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:52 pm

Add me to the waitlisted group. Heartbroken. :( I'm going to stick it out and hope for the best!

Those of you staying on the waitlist, did you send the response in a LOCI form or just include the info they asked for?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby taw856 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:40 am

Like the school, but no scholarship offer and couldn't justify out-of-state tuition given other options = withdrawn.

Good luck to those still waiting.




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